Rush Medical College: Clinical Clerkship Descriptions

Discipline Abbreviations
Courses listed and described in this section have been approved by the Rush Medical College Curriculum Committee and are administered by the Office of Clinical Curriculum. Offerings for the 2011-2012 academic year are listed in the online course catalog. This is available via the OASIS (Online Access to Student Information and Scheduling) website (http://rush.netkeva.com). Information about access to the website is available in the Office of Medical Student Programs, 524 Armour Academic Center. Clerkships are listed under the department or section responsible for the course. A three-character abbreviation for the discipline precedes the course number for each course listed. These elective course listings are constantly expanding to better address students' interests and career development needs.

ANA

Anatomy

BHV Behavioral Sciences
DRM Dermatology

EMD

Emergency Medicine

FAM

Family Medicine

HHV

Health and Human Values

MED

Internal Medicine

NEU

Neurological Sciences

OBG

Obstetrics and Gynecology

PED

Pediatrics

PMR

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

PSY

Psychiatry

PTH

Pathology

PVM

Preventive Medicine

RAD

Radiology

SUR

Surgery

Course Numbers and Content
A three-digit course number follows the course abbreviation. It indicates the level of offering. Rush Medical College clinical clerkships are numbered at the 700-level. Elective clerkships at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County are numbered at the 800-level. A course title is followed by a brief description of content and information pertaining to the clerkship.

Course Prerequisites or Corequistes
Specific prerequisites are noted for some clerkships. Where no prerequisite is listed, it is assumed that students enrolling have an adequate background on which to build. Students who have questions about preparation should consult with the course instructor. If a corequisite is listed, that course must be taken either during the same term or prior to the course which has a corequisite.

Designated Quarter
FA (Fall), WI (Winter), SP (Spring), or SU (Summer) are used to designate the quarter in which the course is offered each year.

Clinical weeks
Clinical rotations are considered full time. The number of weeks for which students normally take each clinical course is indicated (e.g., 4 weeks). These weeks also appear on the student's academic transcript. Clinical locations are sometimes identified. Students should contact the Office of Medical Student Programs for availability of sites and times.

Grading
All clerkships are graded Honors ("H"), High Pass ("HP"), Pass ("P") and Fail ("F"). Grades are recorded on the student academic record.